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					Importance Of Chemistry In Daily Life The Importance of Chemistry in
Daily Life       Most people have chosen to write their essay about how
chemistry has played an important role in everyday life. I have chosen to
ask, how doesn't it play a role in everyday life? The simple fact is that
chemistry plays an important role in every person's daily activities from
the moment we're born.   So what role does chemistry really play in
everyday life? Well, this involvement usually begins first thing each
morning. Most people wake up to an alarm or radio. These common household
items contain batteries, which make them very chemically dependent. These
batteries contain positive and negative electrodes. The positive
electrode consists of a carbon rod surrounded by a mixture of carbon and
manganese dioxide. The negative electrode is made of zinc. Chemistry
plays an important role in the discovery and understanding of materials
contained in these and many other common household items. Things like
household cleaners and water purificationsystems are vitally dependent on
chemistry. Without chemistry something as simple as scrubbing a toilet
without fear of severe burns or small explosions might not be possible.
Next, though it isn't widely known, chemistry is also heavily involved
with the manufacturing of things such as makeup and soap. Each time you
bathe you are witnessing chemistry at work. Chemicals such as cetyl
alcohol and propylene glycol are typical ingredients in the soap used to
wash your hair and skin. Without chemistry, these materials (or
combinations of these materials) might be hazardous or might not exist.
The chemical coloring agents used in makeup and nail polish would not be
possible without an understanding of the chemicals involved.

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